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5 years ago

Dataviz: Documents To Go has been submitted to the App Store!

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Dataviz: Documents To Go has been submitted to the App Store!

Dataviz has posted to Facebook and Twitter that they have submitted Documents To Go for the iPhone. They say it should be available soon and is

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5 years ago

Rumorous Maximus: iPhone Models to be Differentiated by Software?

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Rumorous Maximus: iPhone Models to be Differentiated by Software?

That's what some are taking away from the analyst briefings we linked to last week. Apple would have only one hardware platform, but different versions of the software for different SKUs of the iPhone.

Sigh. It's hard enough to convince people that software isn't just math, and math isn't free, without dodgy OS stripping schemes artificially creating crippled, low-end versions. Apple thus far has known this -- Mac OS X comes in only two versions, client and server. Likewise, they tend to have their free/cheap regular software like iPhoto, and pro apps like Aperture.

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5 years ago

iPhone Easter Eggs Could Kill App Store Golden Egg?

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iPhone Easter Eggs Could Kill App Store Golden Egg?

A billion apps. Developers getting rich. Apple making a bit of money. Or is it all just a house of cards ready to come tumbling down, with only one sneaky developer and a rule-breaking easter egg to blame?

See, the App Store has rules. You can't, for example, include porn in an application and expect it to get approved and hosted by Apple in the App Store. But lets say your app looks all sweet and interesting, gets approved by Apple, and then lets slip that with one little gesture or secret code -- porn. Or worse, malware or other malicious code.

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5 years ago

UPDATED: Super Rumor: Next Gen iPhone -- As Spec'ed -- in Stores July 17?

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UPDATED: Super Rumor: Next Gen iPhone -- As Spec'ed -- in Stores July 17?

UPDATE: Full super-rumored specs list, via Engadget after the break!

ORIGINAL: Palm Pre announces a release date and all of a sudden iPhone and Apple blogs have to rumor up a next generation iPhone release date? Yep, that's how we roll... right over the news cycles.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0: Push Notification Settings Redux

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iPhone 3.0: Push Notification Settings Redux

As we mentioned yesterday, Apple has begun load testing of their Push Notification Service. Certain developers have been given promo codes to a special version of AP News that, when installed, can be configured to utilize Push Notification. This means that screens we've seen previously via code digging can now be seen for real, and there are a few interesting things therein.

The setup seems not dissimilar to how GPS was handled on the iPhone 3G. A popup identifies the app and requests permission to send you Push Notifications, and you can choose "Don't Allow" or "OK". A Notifications panel in Settings lets you choose to globally turn the service On or Off, and lists the apps using the service so you can individually toggle Sounds, Alerts, and Badges On or Off as well for each one. (i.e. if you want Twitter to badge but not alert, IM to sound but not badge, etc. you can have it your way).

More screenshots after the jump, and check out our massive iPhone 3.0 Walkthrough for even more!

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5 years ago

Apple Embiggening Phone Support Just in Time for...?

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Apple Embiggening Phone Support Just in Time for...?

Looks like Apple is throwing some telecommuting muscle behind their phone support, with up to 450 "At Home Experts" joining the team just in time for... Well, that's the big question.

The time frame seems to be from July through September, which sounds a tad late for new iPhone hardware, though if Apple has something extra to announce, something that might take a couple extra months for developers to work on before release, something that does for the ultra-portable market what the iPod and iPhone did for MP3 and smartphones...

Well, then, we'd be rumormongering too. cough iTablet cough iNetbook cough.

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5 years ago

Attack of the iClones: Pre-Day Commeth June 6, Right Before WWDC!

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Attack of the iClones: Pre-Day Commeth June 6, Right Before WWDC!

It's here. Finally. The day everyone but iPhone users has been waiting for! No, not the release of the Palm Pre, silly. The release of the day it will finally be released! It's been a long, hard epoch in the desert for our Palm faithful friends, so with snark firmly holstered, our sibling site Precentral.net has your official Palm Pre launch day details:

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5 years ago

Quick App: Slacker for iPhone Gets Updated

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Quick App: Slacker for iPhone Gets Updated

Slacker let us know that they're pushing out a new version of their iPhone applications, which should hit the App Store any time now [Free - iTunes link]. What so streamers have to look forward to?

Aside from the massive song library and the usual enhancements and interface streamlining, there's larger album art view, recently played stations folder, an option to disable sleep mode, and for Radio Plus subscribers -- song lyrics,

Slacker users, when you grab the update, let us know what you think!

More screenshots after the break!

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5 years ago

Ford Sync to Support iPhone Voice Interaction?

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Ford Sync to Support iPhone Voice Interaction?

Microsoft produces Windows, the operating system of choice for most iPhone users, and Exchange ActiveSync, the push data system Apple (and Google!) have licensed for business users. They also make Sync, the integration system found in Ford cars, which has just gotten an update.

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5 years ago

Apple Recruiting Developers to Beta Test Push Notification

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Apple Recruiting Developers to Beta Test Push Notification

Apple has begun emailing registered developers with the following:

As a developer actively working with iPhone OS 3.0 beta, we would like your help in testing the Apple Push Notification service. We have selected a pre-release version of the Associated Press app for iPhone OS 3.0 to create a high-volume test environment for our servers.

Great move on Apple's part, provided they recruit enough developers to really test the scaling of their iPhone 3.0 Push Notification system. After last year's disastrous MobileMe launch, Apple needs to make sure their infrastructure is as bullet-proof as possible before they pull the push lever... even if they are planning some limited multitasking as well...

Full text after the break:

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5 years ago

AT&T to Offer Data-Capped $20 iPhone Plan? $99 iPhones? Pre-Paid iPhones?

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AT&T to Offer Data-Capped $20 iPhone Plan? $99 iPhones? Pre-Paid iPhones?

Business Week is warming up the rumor we heard ten days ago about AT&T considering reducing the iPhone data plan from $30 to $20. This time, however, instead of just a price drop, it's suggested there could be the introduction of a new, limited data option.

So, high end users could get "unlimited" data for $30, and lower end users could get a capped plan for $20.

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5 years ago

Monday Fun Video: Countdown to Skynet - iPod touch Edition

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Monday Fun Video: Countdown to Skynet - iPod touch Edition

I, Robot. The Butlarian Jihad. Terminator. Cylons. The Matrix. And the endless sci-fi stories that inspired them. All that cultural warning and still, like lemmings, we humans rush towards inventing our replacements.

No one to blame but ourselves now really. And Apple for making our eventual overlords so aesthetically pleasing...

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5 years ago

Have iPhone Hardware Problems? Running iPhone 3.0 Beta? Don't Expect Help from the Apple Store

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Have iPhone Hardware Problems? Running iPhone 3.0 Beta? Don't Expect Help from the Apple Store

Say you are having a hardware related issue on your iPhone, first place you would think to go is your local Apple store, right? Well not if you're running iPhone 3.0 Beta it turns out, as MacRumors forums show you will politely get rejected and denied sort of help.

TiPb has confirmed this is indeed true from speaking with a few Apple employees.

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5 years ago

From the Forums: Next Gen iPhone Debut at WWDC?, iPhones Best Feature, Still on a Non-iPhone Plan?, Your Previous Phone, App Annoucements

From the Forums: Next Gen iPhone Debut at WWDC?, iPhones Best Feature, Still on a Non-iPhone Plan?, Your Previous Phone, App Annoucements

Now that the dust is starting to settle from all of TiPb's Birthday Bash giveaways, it's time for another From the Forums post. For those of you who are new to TiPb this is simply a way for us to point out some of the more popular threads in our forums so that you can join in on the conversation. Before you can reply to any of the following threads you will have to register. It's free, simple, and will only take a few moments of your time.

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5 years ago

Best of SPE, 17 May 2009

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Best of SPE, 17 May 2009

Each week we bring you the Best of SPE and this week is no exception. From Android to Windows Mobile and everything in between, we've got your smartphone news fix right here.

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